Lausanne - Vaud
International, British, Bilingual Swiss Maturité curriculum
Ages 2 to 18

La Côte International School

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CurriculumInternational, British, Bilingual Swiss Maturité
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
First year fees: CHF 33,900

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Number of students

300

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

18% local : 82% international

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

Preschool 14; Primary 13; Middle School 14; High School 10

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, German and Spanish as part of the curriculum, Mandarin as an after-school activity.

Use of technology in the classroom

Classrooms have the latest interactive screens and technologies, allowing students to learn, communicate, collaborate and access information in the most efficient and effective ways. Our curriculum integrates ICT skills into everyday lessons. We are also gradually increasing our blended learning environment with a 1:1 MacBook in Secondary and extended technology provision in Primary, as well as developing a new film/media suite.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, according to their age.

Approximate hours of homework given

READING
Reading is encouraged at all levels of the school. We encourage parents to read to children on a daily basis.

Year 1: Approximately 15 minutes.
Year 2: Approximately 15-20 minutes.
Year 3: Approximately 20-30 minutes.
Individual reading and/or set subjects of spelling, math, language, project work and French.
Year 4: Approximately 30 minutes.
Year 5-6: Approximately 30-45 minutes.
MYP 1-2: Up to 1 hour each evening.
MYP 3: Up to one and ½ hours each evening.
MYP 4/5: Up to two hours each evening.
DP: Students may be required to do at least 18 hours of homework per week.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Not at the moment.

Entry evaluation for students

Our school is non selective.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, Maturité Suisse bilingue

Results in these examinations

For the past 3 years our cohorts of IB Diploma students in 2015, 2016 and 2017 achieved a 100% pass rate.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes we have a dedicated SEN teaching and support team.

Learning support offered

LCIS is an inclusive school and welcomes children with identified learning difficulties and offers a limited amount of support for children requiring extra attention.
Children sometimes require specific tailored education plans to allow them to function to the best of their ability in the school. Where appropriate, teachers, with the assistance of our Special
Education Needs Co-ordinator, will develop an Individual Education Plan for targeted children. This plan details clearly to all staff and parents any special arrangements that have been put in place to provide a child with the support they require. Parents are involved at all stages of this process and its planning monitoring and review.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of education. Our High Quality Learning approach ensures that we help every child achieve excellence, and to emerge with a healthy understanding of the world that comes from an international school education.

Thanks to the hard work of our students and teachers, Nord Anglia Education schools continue their remarkable academic track record with results that significantly outperform schools around the world.
Through our Global Campus initiative, your child will meet fellow students from 44 Nord Anglia Education schools across the globe, participate in exchanges and take part in challenges.

They will learn and grow in a truly international environment, learning to embrace different cultures, adapt to new challenges and apply confidence, character and enthusiasm to any problem. We believe a child should emerge from school with strong self-esteem as well as excellent grades. They will know how to collaborate, to lead, and to recognise the value of creativity, empathy, risk-taking and perseverance.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes both at Primary and Secondary level.

School start time

8.30am

School finish time

3.15pm for all Foundation and Primary classes; at 4pm for Secondary classes

Supervised care before/after school

LCIS is delighted to be able to offer an optional after-school care programme from the end of the school day until 18:00. It also provides free supervision from 7:45 - 8:30 each morning and from 15:15 - 16:00 free of charge
for foundation and primary years.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We are pleased to support our students’ passions and interests by offering a wide range of after school activities. Some clubs run across the full academic year, other are offered for a term or two. Our after-school activities range from girls scouts to cookery lessons, astronomy club, multimedia, languages, drama, arts & crafts, Primary and Secondary choir, music theory, mindfulness, self-defense, Harry Potter club and magic.

School provided lunches

The school has in place its own catering service. This allows the production of high quality, fresh menus adapted to the requirements of our children.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

We offer a vegetarian option each lunchtime. Students may either choose to use the school’s lunch service or bring a packed lunch.

Sports activities included

Physical education, swimming, football, skiing, badminton, basketball, netball, cross country

Sports facilities at the school

860sq meters gymnasium equipped with a climbing wall, basketball, unihockey and football courts; outdoor running track; outdoor play space with table tennis tables. We also have access to local outdoor sports fields.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes we have a unihockey team, football team , ski team

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our students are nurtured to become enthusiastic learners with principles and empathy. They are taught to become adaptable, responsible, tolerant and sensitive citizens, comfortable both as leaders and as part of a team. At La Côte International School we instill a lifelong passion for hands-on learning, which allows each child to shine. We strive to encourage and educate confident all-rounders, and out students' emotional well-being is as vital to us as is their academic performance.

Teaching approach of the school

Our curriculum is driven by our unique High Quality Learning approach, which ensures that every student becomes a high achiever. As an international school, we also strive to nurture students who understand and respect different cultures. By introducing them to fellow students in our network of schools worldwide, we also inspire them to collaborate with others around the world. They also develop a keen understanding of Switzerland through trips and activities within the community. Through our Global Campus initiative, your child will meet fellow students from 44 Nord Anglia Education schools across the globe, participate in exchanges and take part in challenges.
They will learn and grow in a truly international environment, learning to embrace different cultures, adapt to new challenges and apply confidence, character and enthusiasm to any problem. We believe a child should emerge from school with strong self-esteem as well as excellent grades. They will know how to collaborate, to lead, and to recognise the value of creativity, empathy, risk-taking and perseverance.

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in CHF

Yearly fees: CHF 31,400
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: CHF 2,500
Total first year fees: CHF 33,900
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Where exactly is this school?

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Address: Chemin de Clamogne 8 1170 Aubonne Switzerland